About PrositionsFrom the beginning, one thing has remained the same: we always put people first
A People Company
Our story started with, and continues to be about, helping people. Founded to help individuals find jobs after a major downsizing, we were inspired to continue developing people to achieve great things. Since our beginnings, Prositions has grown into a full-fledged talent consulting firm with its own software designed to continue its positive impact on today’s workforce.
“For us, it’s always been about the people, and that hasn’t changed.”
Frank Russell CEO
To help people and organizations realize their full potential by providing the best technology, content, and service solutions for talent transformation.
Our Core Values
Growing Through Innovation
Always Acting Like Owners
Having a Strong Bias for Action
Building on the Strengths of Our Team Members and Customers
Supporting a Sustainable Environment
Being a Customer Champion
Caring About and Respecting Others
Working Hard, and Having Fun
Creating Disruptive Change in the Market
January 1, 2011
Starting with a group of employees who were “downsized” after a corporate acquisition, we pooled our resources to provide outplacement help for the other employees who were let go. Our company was founded to help people and we vowed to have that mantra permeate every future business decision.
March 30, 2012
From the first day we opened our doors, we have strived to help returning veterans find jobs and successfully transition back into the civilian workforce. Our ProVeteran Program, which is recognized by the ESGR, is our way to give back to the communities we work in.
Coaching and Mentoring
July 31, 2012
Shortly thereafter, we introduced a new service to help organizations fill the need for effective talent coaching and mentoring. The secret sauce: combining experienced coaches/mentors with the latest technology to provide a customized solution for every organization.
August 23, 2012
In 2012, we experienced rapid growth and added several new career coaches, strategists, and salespeople to our dedicated team. In the same year, we outgrew our space and moved to a larger office in Urbandale, Iowa – the space we now call home.
April 13, 2013
The Technology Association of Iowa recognized Prositions as “Outstanding Start-Up Company of the Year” at the Eighth Annual Prometheus Awards, recognizing the innovation and brilliance of Iowa’s high-tech companies.
MentorString Software Release
October 2, 2013
MentorString comes to life! Created to enable organizations to leverage virtual mentoring and secure social collaboration technology, it’s premise is to architect communication “strings” between those who have information/knowledge and those who need it.
$5 Million in Investments
November 4, 2014
Prositions successfully completed another angel round of investments, bringing the total raised by the company to $5 million. The latest round, which was completed in October, added another $2 million.
MentorString Free for Veterans
November 18, 2014
In keeping with our promise, we offer full access to our cloud-based mentoring and collaboration software, MentorString, free to any organization that will provide coaching & mentoring services to veterans at work. It’s the least we can do for those who gave us so much.
Record Growth Year for 2014
December 31, 2014
We have steadily seen tremendous growth, year after year, since our inception in 2011 and recently added several signature clients who are boosting our international footprint. Our local growth in Iowa has also been significant, with a 58% increase in staff.
Strategic Advisory Board
March 16, 2015
We formed the Advisory Board to bring together the top thought leaders in our industry, including Dr. Lois J. Zachary, Dr. Paul Leonardi, and John Parker Stewart. Individually, these experts have made a significant impact in their fields, and together, we are thrilled to continue making waves.
MLi Distribution Agreement
August 19, 2015
Our company took a big step in a new direction by signing a multi-year agreement for the worldwide distribution rights of Media Learning International (MLi)’s extensive library of video and digital content, including the highly successful behavioral interviewing video “More Than a Gut Feeling.”
September 1, 2015
To reflect our growing business and changing product offerings, we went back to the drawing board to redesign our company logo. Our rebrand is intended to represent and connect with the emotional journey organizations take on their path to change the world and continue moving forward.
Three Gold Stevie Awards
September 11, 2015
We were honored with three Gold Stevie Awards at the American Business Awards including New Software Product/Service of the Year – Collaboration/Social Networking Solution, New Software Product/Service of the Year – Human Capital Management Solution, and Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year.
Distribution Rights of Learning Communications
October 30, 2015
Today we finalized our second master distribution agreement. Featuring diversity and inclusion training content, Learning Communications’ library provides DVD, streaming video, and eLearning content for development programs in a variety of industries.
The Addition of MYCA Learning Content
November 20, 2015
In keeping with our growing focus to provide our clients with training and development content, we signed a multi-year agreement for the worldwide distribution rights with the leading harassment prevention and diversity and inclusion training content provider, MYCA Learning.
New Division: OutplacementPro
January 14, 2016
The significant growth in outplacement and career transition services prompted us to create a new division. OutplacementPro specializes in our suite of transition solutions, including outplacement, inplacement, retirement planning, and dual career assistance.